As I promised in my last post (I always hear trumpets when I say that), here is my review of the new 2020 release Brompton Borough roll-top bag, small, in navy (which at the moment is the only colour available for this model). Ordered the day after release, it arrived with me on Saturday and … Continue reading 2020 Brompton Borough roll-top small review
Brompton have released the new 2020 bag range, further adding to the choices for riders, or the confusion if you want to look at it another way. The new range (seen here) features a number of 100% waterproof bags showing they've broken from their partnership with Ortlieb and branched off into their own direction. … Continue reading Brompton releases new 2020 bag range
My new Gore Phantom GWS Zip-Off Jacket arrived on Saturday, from the Cycle Surgery's closing down sale (which is about the only time I could possibly afford to buy Gore clothing if I'm honest). The jacket is made from Gore Windstopper™ fabric, in black and Hi-Vis yellow, which as you can see, is an absolutely … Continue reading Windproof and waterproof jackets – some first thoughts
I have now found the best GoPro positioning for my Brompton bike; on my handlebars with a handy bracket I picked up as part of a kit. This gives me a realistic ride position, a clear view of the other road users, and also allows me to see the camera whilst I ride. I did … Continue reading Blast of lockdown fresh air
There is much excitement in camp today as I await the arrival of my GoPro Session, ordered on Easter Monday, and with which I hope to fulfil two ambitions; firstly, to have the security of recording my rides in case of accidents or worse, and secondly, to be able to share with you some of … Continue reading Much excitement
I recently fitted a B17S (ladies standard) Brooks saddle to my Brompton, and these are my initial thoughts: It looks great. It's very British, like the bike, and seems in keeping with it. The caramel colour looks like it will age nicely too. Having to put the special cream on the underside is a pain, … Continue reading Some initial thoughts on my Brooks’ saddle
Let's face it, at some point you are going to have to carry something on your bike that is too big to go into a jacket pocket. If you're a woman, then you are likely to miss your handbag, shoulder bag, or tote, long before a man even contemplates this. So, where do you start … Continue reading Brompton Bags…where to start?
As you know, Bromptons are great for public transport, so long as it’s a cab, train, or tram. But buses are more of a problem because they want you to bag your bike, and this means you’ve got to carry the carry bag on your bike before employing it. There are various options of course, … Continue reading Taking your Brompton on a bus